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News of JFK assassination came over MCHS loudspeaker

Comments re article 63366 Chris Bennett is right CM hears and encourages JFK memories

By Linda Waggener

Chris Bennett has a good idea, documenting memories about the day President Kennedy was shot.

Clearest in my mind is being surrounded by the absolute silence following the crackling announcement over the loud speaker in our classroom at Metcalfe County High School.

Every one of us in the class stared at the speaker near the ceiling on the beige concrete block wall in that silence, shocked at the news. Getting home to Sulphur Well on the bus was a blur.

The next thing I remember is looking at the small black and white TV with the footage of the horrible events in Dallas.

Daddy had to keep adjusting the antenna and the clearest station was Channel 5 in Nashville, a CBS station with Walter Chronkite telling the unthinkable news.- - Linda Waggener

2013-11-17 21:37:35 | Comments | Printable version

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From the air, Louie B Nunn looking east from MM 48

2013-11-17 - Over LBN, Looking East, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener. Looking east from over MM 48 on the Louie B. Nunn Parkway, Columbia/Adair Utilities District water towers, from left, clockwise, are Bomar Heights, Lindsey Wilson and very faintly, Shepherd School Tower, and McCammish Mfg on Industrial Drive. The bridge crossing is on Adair Veterans Memoral Highway - the bypass. Very faintly, on the eastern horizon, is the Green River Knob on the Casey/Pulaski County line. The photo was taken from Alan W. Reed's plane, flying out of Columbia/Adair County Airport.
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Chris Bennett is right: CM hears, and encourages JFK memories

Chris Bennett writes:
It might be interesting if you encouraged some of your readers to share a written account of their memories of the Kennedy assassination. It was probably the most memorable events in American history during the last 50 years. By studying our past we can improve our future. Thanks. - Chris Bennett
Thanks, Chris Bennett: We hear you. It has occurred several times during the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy's assassination that we should do so. And had many memories of our own. The first thing that came to mind is that tears were not partisan on that occasion, they were American. Yes, we would like to have letters from people with memories of that day, and of their own memories of the Kennedy years. Thanks for reminding us. - ED WAGGENER

2013-11-17 19:09:31 | Comments | Printable version

Happy Tail: Happy hunting?

(CM Note: Peg Schaeffer presents her argument - sure to be controversial - against hunting. I'm not a hunter, but Peg's is an argument difficult for me to follow; especially in a society where industrialized production and slaughter of domesticated animals occurs on an unholy, unhealthy, unwholesome scale. But here 'tis; her article follows our standards for civil discourse, which will be a guide for posting a limited number of responses pro and con, which it may ensue. - EW)
The next earlier Happy Tail: Happy Tail: A Week at Sugarfoot Farm Rescue Posted November 10, 2013

By Peg Schaeffer
Personal Commentary of the Writer

Hunting season is upon us. The newspapers print photos of hunters - young and old - with the deer they have killed.

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2013-11-17 18:49:57 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Happy Tails by Peg Shaefer

Lindsey Wilson Football Ranked No. 19 in Final Top-25 Poll

Blue Raiders finish 2013 season with an 8-3 record

By Charles Balcom

KANSAS CITY, MO - The Lindsey Wilson College football team is ranked No. 19 in the final NAIA Football Coaches' Top-25 Poll, officials announced on Sunday, November 17, 2013.

The drop from No. 15 to No. 19 comes after the Blue Raiders fell to No. 13 Georgetown (KY) College 20-10 on Saturday, November 16.

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2013-11-17 18:03:39 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Randell Keith (Randy) Gibson, Burkesville, KY (d. Nov. 16, 2013)

He was a member of a highly regarded family with strong roots and family ties in Adair and Cumberland Counties and elsewhere
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Mr. Randell Keith "Randy" Gibson, age 58, of Burkesville, Kentucky passed away Saturday, November 16, 2013 at his residence on Homer Grider Road in the Crocus Creek Community of Cumberland County, Kentucky.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1pmCT, on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 in the Memory Chapel of Norris-New Funeral Home, 601 N Main Street, Burkesville, KY. Burial will follow in the Grider Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends after 1pmCT, on Monday, November 18, 2013 until the funeral hour on Tuesday.

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2013-11-17 17:49:21 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Driven at Bloomington Chapel tonight at 6:30pmCT

The Gospel Group Driven, will singing at Bloomington Chapel Church, 55 Bloomington Church Road Columbia KY 42728, Sunday Night, November 17, 2013 at 6:30pmCT. The Church is located up Hwy. 206 about 7 miles and turn left on Snake Creek RD, and go about 3/4 mile and turn right on Bloomington Church RD, and the Church is on the left. Brother Ralph Foster and congregation welcomes you to attend. For more information call: 270-634-3273 or 270-634-4470 - Shirley Moss

2013-11-17 14:42:13 | Comments | Printable version

ADAIR Band ETA 12:15pmCT - left Hodgenville, 11:38amCT

By Shamarie Claiborne

The ADAIR Band should be back in Columbia at between 12:15pm-12:30pmCT. We just turned onto KY 210 from the Lincoln Parkway in Hodgenville and are headed for toward Campbellsville - about 45 minutes away.

There will be an escort from the Five Star on Campbellsville Street through town. Anyone who wants to welcome the No. 2 Bands of America Class A back to Adair County, the kids will certainly appreciate it. - Shamarie Claiborne, for the ADAIR BAND

2013-11-17 11:33:41 | Comments | Printable version

Agrees with Linda and the Amish

Mary Ann Brown writes:
I agree 100% with Linda and many others, we should not be subjected to butts hanging out, the girls at the top showing themselves. I know that this is America but we should and I mean all ages should dress appropriately when out in public. I am not always looking my best when some people decide to take my picture, I don't even get a chance to smile! I just wish my granddad was still around just so I could hear a comment about some of the men's pants, it would be funny. - Mary Ann Brown
Comments on Sign at Big Amish Store, Munfordville, KY

2013-11-17 08:30:48 | Comments | Printable version

LWC Volleyball awaits at large NAIA bid after loss to Georgetown

Lindsey Wilson Volleyball suffers 3-2 loss to Georgetown in MSC Tournament Final. Nesheva and Anderson led the Blue Raiders with 14 kills apiece
Click on headline for complete story

By Jay Nicol

LOUISVILLE, KY - No. 9 Lindsey Wilson volleyball fell in the Mid-South Conference Tournament Finals to Georgetown (KY) College 3-2 at MidAmerica Sports Center.

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2013-11-17 07:18:46 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Cartersville, GA Quartet available

Comments re article 60063 Southern Gospel Music Singing Convention in Cave City KY

Miller Evans, One Touch Quartet writes:
Hi. My name is Miller Evans with OTQ. I would like some information on the Singing Convention and to know if groups are allowed to set up a booth and how much they run. We are on YouTube: One Touch Quartet/Ride that Glory Train. If you take time to look at the video and see if we might be a group who could come up and sing. We are from Cartersville, GA. Thanks and God Bless - Miller Evans, One Touch Quartet
Thanks Mr. Evans - We'll post your message and contact information. If anyone at the Southern Gospel Music reads it, they may contact you, or perhaps an interested church might make contact. Hope that do. Gospel singing is really big with our readers. - EW

Video: Ride That Glory Train

2013-11-17 07:08:23 | Comments | Printable version

Typhoon Relief: Link for giving to American Red Cross

Here's a link for giving to the Typhoon Relief for the Philippines: American Red Cross/Typhoon Relief

If there are local efforts, please let us hear from you. - CM

2013-11-17 06:03:56 | Comments | Printable version

MIKE WATSON: Sunday notes from Adair County History

A few Sunday Notes from Adair County, many years ago...

By Mike Watson, Adair County Historian

"The Faithful Few - Last Sunday was a very disagreeable day, and but few people ventured out from their respected homes. Notwithstanding the fierce winds, and the steady down pour of chilly rain, Rev. J.C. Cook went to Zion and filled his regular appointment. We learn from Bro. Cook that the most attentive listeners to his discourse were Mr. Burton Yates and wife, Mr. Jo Willis, and Mr. Melvin Conover." 15 January 1908, Adair County News.

"Welcomed the Pastor - Pastor J.C. Cook preached his first sermon at Gradyville last Saturday afternoon. Mrs. Sallie B. Wilmore, President of the Ladies Missionary Society, welcomed the pastor, and Misses Nell Hindman and Maude Wilmore recited beautifully. Pastor Cook appreciated the welcome extended and in a few words expressed his thanks for the society and pledged his support. In the business meeting which followed the sermon, Mr. W.C. Yates was elected to the office of deacon. 29 January 1908. Compiled by Mike Watson

2013-11-17 06:00:13 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Mike Watson - History

Today's a good day to send Events for Thanksgiving & Christmas

CLICK MORE. LEARN MORE. Additional information is just a click away. When you visit CM Events: Click on links for more information

Even if it is for Today's Events, we'll make every effort to post in a timely manner.

Now's the time to make sure holiday events - special church and school programs, community parades, organizational bazaars and benefits, for Thanksgiving & Christmas in Adair, Casey, Cumberland, Green, Metcalfe, Russell and Taylor Counties of South Central Kentucky. See the Events Calendar for what's already posted.

If you're new to submitting, and need help or want to know what's free and what's paid advertising, call 270-250-2730. Otherwise, send using any Contact/Submit button, following the established CM format.

2013-11-17 04:38:28 | Comments | Printable version

Chuck Hinman: IJMA. Our Old Fashioned Thanksgiving

Chuck Hinman: Our Old Fashioned Thanksgiving. Chuck says "It was several years after our one and only 'Old Fashion Thanksgiving dinner' before Connie and I could laugh" about their 1952 fiasco.
Next earlier Chuck Hinman column - Cutting wood in the winter

By Chuck Hinman

Our Old Fashioned Thanksgiving

It was the fall of 1952 and Connie and I were talking about plans for Thanksgiving - our first together. We had just been married a few months and about the only thing we settled was "lets have an old fashioned Thanksgiving" -- whatever that is.

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2013-11-17 04:23:00 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Chuck Hinman - Reminiscences

Ernie Randolph, Jr., Green County, KY (1966-2013)

He was a native of White County, TN, and a resident of Green County, KY, at the time of his death. His wife, Tammie Corbin Randolph, survives. He had made a profession of faith in Christ and was of the Baptist Faith. He was a self-employed concrete contractor.
Click on headline for complete obituary with photo(s)

Ernie Randolph, Jr., 43, Greensburg, KY,departed this life Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at his home in Green County, KY.

Funeral services will be at Foster-Toler-Curry Funeral Home, 209 W. Court Street, Greensburg, KY, at 1pmCT, Sunday, November 17, 2013. Visitation was 5pm-9pmCT, Saturday, and will continue Sunday morning after 7amCT. Bro. Jerry Smith will officiate. Interment will be in the Parnell Cemetery in the Mell Community.

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2013-11-17 04:14:23 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Today, SUNDAY with CM, November 17, 2013

Haiku by Robert Stone for November 17, 2013:
Pleasant dreams follow
gratitude for what is past
and hopes for future.
--Robert Stone, Sunday, 17 November 2013.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 796, in progress

Search Box for Veterans List
The family search for Veterans has been the most popular feature on since it was started. - CM
There are more than 600 local families represented on our List of Adair County Veterans. You can find them easily.
Just enter your last name in the box, and press enter.
How well do you know Adair County military history? (2013-11-16, 12:48amCT) Many local Historical Marker level Firsts are are found in the Veterans List, including the answer to: "Who was Adair County's First Paratrooper" It's not that hard to find. He or she could have been a member of your family. If you find it, let's know, as well any additional information about this pioneering Adair County veteran.

We'd like to thank everyone who helps us maintain this list of veterans from Adair County, Kentucky, and we welcome your additions and corrections at

Great Columns, Stories from Last Few Days
Mostly from Sunday with CM, November 10, 2013 and a few others from the past week. Please note date of posting

2013-11-17 03:30:01 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Tom Chaney: Of Crickets and Field Mice and Murder Most Foul

Of Writers And Their Books: Of Crickets and Field Mice and Murder Most Foul. Tom says: "finally the pull of home overcomes the pleasure of fame." This column first appeared 16 November 2008.
The next earlier Tom Chaney column: Not Just a Cake Mix / Duncan Hines

By Tom Chaney

Of Crickets and Field Mice and Murder Most Foul

Several of us were sitting around the big table at the Bookstore last week when we noticed a visitor. A little field mousie stuck his nose out around the soft drink machine and looked up at us as though we had failed to feed him lunch or to invite him to join our conversation. We spoke; he turned up his nose, shrugged his shoulders, flicked his tail and ambled off to where food used to be.

Although he (or perhaps, she) was in no way pestiferous, I called the local pest folks and ordered some field mice food -- heavily spiced.

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2013-11-17 03:27:58 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Tom Chaney: Of Writers and Their Books

Sheriff Moss, ACSO Congratulate to the Adair County Band

Number 1 in our eyes

Adair County Sheriff Harrison Moss writes:
Adair County Sheriff Harrison Moss, Adam, Aaron, B.J., Jerrod, Justin, Alice, Suzanne and Tammy, would like to congratulate the Adair County Band for their 2nd place in the Bands of America 2013 Nationals. You've done a great job in representing Adair County and you are Number 1 in our eyes. GO ADAIR! - Adair County Sheriff Harrison Moss
Thanks, Sheriff Harrison Moss and the ACSO - We're all so proud of this the Tradition of Excellence the band has maintained, and especially proud of them for this outstanding achievement. Now, we're all just anxious to see them once again return safely home. - CM

2013-11-17 03:22:18 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Friendly dog & puppy found; want to go home

Cora Renfro writes:
We found a small light brown short haired mix breed male dog with a smaller black and tan short-tailed short haired mix breed female puppy on Holmes Bend Road. They are very friendly and want to go home. Please contact us at 270-384-5087 if you have any information. I will post photos soon. - Cora Renfro
Thanks, Cora Renfro - We're really anxious to see a photo of these two. Will post as soon as possible when received. - ED WAGGENER
PS - For other lost and found animals, see CM ANIMALS on the Classified Advertising Page.

2013-11-17 03:09:34 | Comments | Printable version

Jim & Thelma Hagan will celebrate 50th wedding today

At Columbia Baptist Church, 2pm-4pmCT

Rev. James and Thelma Hagan will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, November 17, 2013 from 2pm-4pmCT. Please join their daughters, Jayme Garrett and Ellen Quinn in honoring their parents. The celebration will be held at the Columbia Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, at the Columbia Baptist Church, 201 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY No gifts please. - ELLEN QUINN

2013-11-17 02:57:16 | Comments | Printable version

Birthdays and Anniversaries for November 17
Happy Anniversary, Danny & Tina Kinser (2012) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ajada Smith | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Alex Meads | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Brenda Pelston Poynter | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Briley Melton (2005) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Daniel Wilson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Denise Bagby | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Diane Murphy (1948) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Hailey Stanley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Haley Cromwells (1997) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jake Nicholas Riddle (2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jeffrey Vorier | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jimmy Kemp | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Joshua Gibson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kailey Petty | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Martha Cox | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Matilda Myers | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Pam Scott | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ronald Kaluya | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Seth Dunbar | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Shannon Mester | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Taylor Bunch (2003) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Wesley Feese | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Chester Clayton Sneed, Adair Co., KY (1946) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Nolan Dick Richard, Taylor Co., KY (1933) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Curtis P. Neal, Russell Co., KY (1942) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charles C. Cochran, Casey Co., KY native (1950) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bobbie Powell, Taylor Co., KY (1928) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Juanita Francis Garmon, Burkesville, KY (1933) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Carldon H. Owens, Casey Co., KY 1948) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Alverta (Bert) McGaha, Adair Co., KY (1916-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lonnie Wayne Harper, Barren Co., KY (1951-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Aaron (Big A) Floyd, Casey Co., KY (1917-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Edith M. Davis, Casey County, KY (1930-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Nadine Rainwater, Taylor Co., KY (1926-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. James Cecil VanArsdale, 74, Green County, KY (1939-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Colby Jade Thompson, 20, Greensburg, KY (1994-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Edgar Johnson, Casey County, KY (1942-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marie Westmoreland Wells, Burkesville, KY (1929-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Raymond W. Perkins, 73, Green Co., KY (1941-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Effie Oliver, 80, Eli, KY (1935-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Adam S. Lawless, 39, Russell Co., KY (1976-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Otis Terry, 89, Dunnville, KY (1926-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Janice D. Bailey, Adair Co., KY (1941-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Luther Cox, Yosemite, KY (1945-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Nita Faye Wells Loy, 93, Russell County, KY (1922-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Wendell Edward (The Oxbaker) Bell, 40, Taylor County, KY (1975-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Hazel N. Newton, 96, Metcalfe County, KY (1920-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Patricia Ann White, 66, Metcalfe County, KY (1950-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Tommy Breeding, Taylor/Adair/Estill Counties, KY (1938-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lindy Luttrell Roy, 52, Casey County, KY, (1964-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Margo Crew Moore, 52, Liberty, KY (1964-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Merle Brown (1904-1999) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Sunday, November 17, 2013
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
6:00amCTTime to check Directory of Churches for Sunday morning & evening worship service schedules. | (ID:25168, Comment)
10:00amCTGraveside service, Merrimac Cemetery, Taylor Co., KY for Mr. Otha Rubel Sallee (Buddy), 75, Taylor Co., KY (1937-2013) | (ID:25352, Comment)
11:00amCTFriends in Jesus in concert at Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church | (ID:25213, Comment)
NoonCTChimes at Noon. Downtown Columbia, KY. Two Selections. | (ID:25117, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices, Columbia, KY, for Terry Dicken, 59, Glasgow, KY (1954-2013) | (ID:25336, Comment)
Services, Greensburg, KY, for Ernie Randolph, Jr., Green County, KY (1966-2013) | (ID:25354, Comment)
2:00pmCTHagans will celebrate 50th wedding anniversary at Columbia Baptist
Rev. James and Thelma Hagan will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, November 17, 2013 from 2pm-4pmCT. Please join their daughters, Jayme Garrett and Ellen Quinn in honoring their parents. The celebration will be held at the Columbia Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, at the Columbia Baptist Church, 201 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY No gifts please. - ELLEN QUINN | (ID:25353, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes for the evening. Downtown Columbia, KY. Two Selections. | (ID:25086, Comment)
Campbellsville U School of Music, Chamber Orchestra to perform 'Messiah' | (ID:25299, Comment)
6:30pmCTOperation Christmas Child Service at Egypt Christian Church | (ID:25339, Comment)
Driven in concert at Bloomington Chapel Church | (ID:25355, Comment)


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